Thursday, 31 May 2007

Shopping for transvestites.


I hate shopping for clothes, it's possible that I missed out on some vital female gene that creates shopping enjoyment. I'd much rather be in the garden than in some stuffy, noisy, clothes shop full of people much more glamorous than me. The changing room lights make me look hideous and I simply cannot be bothered by the whole humming and hawing over what to buy. Strange to report then, that yesterday myself and newly retired chum, Marianne spent an afternoon in the shiny shops of Dundee. Even stranger to report that I came home with no less than four items of clothing and none of them were from a second hand shop. Two items were rather feminine in their outlook, one might even be a dress, and the other a flouncy empire line top with a ribbon tie. Which brings me to the point of my photo. Even though I have tried it on, alone and with the back up of two step daughters and a partner and they assure me that it isn't the case, I have an awful suspicion that this outfit will make me look like Grayson Perry. Incidentally, he's the one on the right wearing the dress with a ribbon tie. This would only be a good thing if I were, in fact Grayson Perry but I'm not. I think he's a bit fabulous though and the combination of Mr Perry and UK telly garden chap, Monty Don in the same photo was too much to resist. Two ideal examples of manhood but as I am allergic to the whole grooming thing, my own style is closer to Monty's. I'm much more likely to look like a gardener than a transvestite potter. Unless I'm wearing my new top.

P.s - this lovely photo isn't mine - I downoaded it from Flickr and it was taken by Mark Blunden.

5 comments:

nigantsoair said...

Oh, you are so funny! I was giggling away reading this. I am sure you will look lovely in the frilly and feminine clothes, the thing is you always look lovely no matter what you wear. But no more baggy jumpers.....unless its snowing.....I would love to see a pic of you in the dress? Any chance...

Miss Frugality said...

I agree.Post a picture and let us decide!
Clothes become a second skin,so it's only natural you would feel strange in something different.You've got a great figure so there's no excuse for always hiding beneath layers (although you do knit a lovely jumper :-))

Cindy G said...

Oh I do so agree about shopping for clothes! But glad you found some things you like.

Mary Jane said...

I'm with you about shopping...I've worked in lots of boutiques too, you'd think I'd like to...don't...hate it!

catmadcarol said...

You could never look like Grayson Perry lol.. I agree with you that he's totally fabulous though..